Apple Car Play and Android Auto
The latest "operating system" for car radios is best described like this: If Apple or Android made a car stereo head unit, this is how it would look. Have your music and navigation apps on-screen! There's no learning curve because it's just your phone apps on screen! We have working units at both locations so you can try them out.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling and Streaming
Nothing to plug in, nothing to connect when you get in the car. The phone rings your the callers name and number comes up on the screen with large buttons to answer or not. You entire phone calling list is displayed on the screen. No more missed calls digging for your phone in a pocket under the seatbelt or getting tickets for holding a phone in your hand (holding a cell phone while driving is illegal in VA, MD, DC and WV). Stream your music from your phone or device wirelessly.
Pandora and similar internet radio services provide your own personal radio stations, based on your preferences and can be displayed in your car just like a traditional radio. Album artwork and titles are displayed on-screen. Thumbs up and thumbs down buttons allow you to easily and ergonomically fine tune your preferences.
Replacing Your Factory Radio
Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics can install a new head unit in any car. When we refer to the head unit, we're referring to the stereo in your dash. Replacing the head unit is not only the most convenient way to integrate your smartphone or portable player, but it is often also the most affordable as well. Getting a head unit that easily integrates your devices is an easy first step to getting the latest in new car infotainment without having to buy a new car. There are a wide range of models, we have more than forty units on working displays in both stores, the largest selection on display in the area. We stock thousands of vehicle specific mounting kits and interfaces options, vehicle-specific all at a broad range of price points to fit any budget or vehicle. Check out our gallery of head unit installations.
Factory Radio Adapters
Factory Radio adapters allow you to keep your factory radio while adding functionality. You can control your smartphone or portable player through a wired connection without needing to completely replace or upgrade your stereo. With compatible factory stereos you can choose by artist, song, album or genre. Information is displayed on existing screens and control with stereo and/or streering wheel buttons. Satellite radio can often be integrated instead of that goofy portable unit that sits on your dash.
The least expensive way to get a signal from your device into a factory radio that has no aux input is with an FM modulator. It's basicallly a tiny wired or wireless FM radio station under your dash, it broadcasts on unused frequencies and plays like any other FM radio station except with content you choose. Yes there is a sound quality sacrifice when compared to a direct input or aftermarket radio but they can be usable and static/hiss free.